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The self-described "gay furry hackers" of SiegedSec are back: this time boasting they've broken into America's biggest nuclear power lab's computer systems and stolen records on thousands of employees. Some of that data has already been leaked, it appears. SiegedSec, which also claimed to have breached NATO's IT security on …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Idaho National laboratory

    Release the Human-Potato hybrids

    1. Yorick Hunt Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      They already have - one of them's leading the Australian Liberals.

      1. Evil Auditor Silver badge

        Re: Idaho National laboratory

        Another one just won the Dutch general election with its party. Mind you, the potato part of the hybrid is mostly occupying the internals of the hybrid being, mostly of what we typically consider its head.

      2. Benegesserict Cumbersomberbatch Silver badge

        Re: Idaho National laboratory

        AKA The Evil of Banality.

      3. bombastic bob Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: Idaho National laboratory

        I heard that another one is named 'Greta'

    2. fromxyzzy

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      Devo did just release a 50th anniversary collection...

    3. UCAP Silver badge

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      Boris Johnson was a prototype, but it was a failure because there was too much potato

      1. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

        Re: Idaho National laboratory

        https://youtu.be/yQ9IOEpGlr4

    4. LumKitty

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      Excuse me! They prefer the term "Lalafell"

      1. hedgie

        Re: Idaho National laboratory

        I tell the lalas in my FC that while they're safe from predation from us Miqo'te,[1] we still do attack small things that scurry about so.

        [1] Obviously, the rabbits and lizards are actual food.

    5. bombastic bob Silver badge
      Unhappy

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      That lab, I think,l was also involved with the SL-1 project - the first major nuclear disaster.

    6. FuzzyTheBear
      Alien

      Re: Idaho National laboratory

      i pledge alleigance and welcome our new human potato overlords ..

  2. JasonAlex

    I used to work in a similar facility, and there were (including myself) in total about 5 or 6 furries, and that was just the people who were open, with that in mind I'm now just picturing this as a load of furries defending against attacking furries.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      That's a new Marvel franchise right there

      1. David 132 Silver badge
        Happy

        "The Fast and the Furry-ous"?

        1. Benegesserict Cumbersomberbatch Silver badge

          Mad Max Furry Road

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            And the long awaited reboot, Star Paws...

          2. CRConrad

            Sorry I can only give one upvote.

            You deserved another for the alias.

          3. hedgie

            I knew someone who actually did a "Furryosa" costume for a Halloween party. It was extremely well-done, albeit, rather disturbing.

            1. bombastic bob Silver badge
              Coat

              a 'tweenage' girl showed up trick or treating at my door this last Halloween, wearing a pink full body cat suit. (And that somehow makes all of this sound even MORE perverse)

      2. hitmouse

        Nick Furry leading?

        1. HandleAlreadyTaken

          >Nick Furry leading?

          If this sounds bad to you, just consider Tyson Furry...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      work in a similar facility

      Can't help imagining the facility bulletin Small Ads:

      "Pre-loved wolf suit, excellent condition, really hot..."

      Ok, ok, getting coat!

  3. Dr. Ellen
    Coat

    Beware the law of unintended consequences

    Be careful what you ask for. There are quite a few species of catgirl. What if you got Nuku Nuku or the Puma sisters? (By the way, you'd be much more likely to find catgirls in manga than graphic novels.)

    1. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

      Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

      The same people who believe having an ultra-strong, cat-brained mecha-cat-girl companion would be a "safe" companion are the same sort of people who also believe the "self-driving" feature of Tesla cars is "safe."

      If we're making SF-cat-related wishes, I'd prefer to have MUGHI* from Dirty Pair as an assistant: zero in sexy department, 90% in the hella-scary-looking department, and 1000%+ in the usefulness department. "Fly the ship, MUGHI." (MUGHI doesn't speak, but sits down and flies the ship.)

      *"Military Utility Genetic Hiper [sic] Intelligence."

      1. mirachu

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        How about a cat-brained tank, like in Those Who Hunt Elves?

        1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

          Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

          How about a cat-brained tank

          Or a cat-flown parasite gunship, killing evil nasties that want to eat human brains in "The Game of Rat and Dragon".. (Cordwainer Smith 1950's era scifi.. another of his was "Scanners live in vain" that also has humans being modified to resist the "pain of space" that drives people mad and eventually kills them)

          1. Mage Silver badge

            Re: Cordwainer Smith

            That was one of the very early Instrumentality stories.

        2. Mage Silver badge
          Facepalm

          Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

          ST-TOS had a cat-brain based medical computer. Episode with a planet where all older people die due to some illness. Seemed like a silly idea even then.

          Then there was the Ballad of C'Mell.

          1. bombastic bob Silver badge
            Devil

            Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

            Cat-brain may have been a joke, or maybe not (it was old and had been left unused for hundreds of years on that planet as I recall).

            The title of the episode was "Miri" from the name of the "teenage" girl that fell in love with Captain Kirk. That same actress also played a leading role in 'True Grit', the one with John Wayne.

            geek factor: 8

          2. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

            Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

            It shows where my head is at that I initially mis-interpreted your phrase "ST-TOS" as (Atari) ST-Tramiel Operating System.

      2. parlei Bronze badge

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        Yes, are we talking Hani or Kzinti? Big difference, and both are "possible" cat-humans. And the Kzinti is not even the scariest thing that comes to mind.

        But I would more say the kind of people who think a tiger or a bear is a safe pet.

        1. UCAP Silver badge

          Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

          Kzinti - scream and leap!

        2. CRConrad

          Re: Kzinti not the scariest thing that comes to mind.

          Us bipedal monkeys and what we can do – and make of ourselves – are still the scariest thing I can think of. The Kzinti are – heh! – pussies compared to the Draka. Not to mention... What were they called, those pitch-black high-G-planet-reared genetically-designed war machines, also the products of Pournelle’s (and Niven’s?) imagination(s)... The Saurons, I think.

      3. Jellied Eel Silver badge

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        If we're making SF-cat-related wishes, I'd prefer to have MUGHI* from Dirty Pair as an assistant: zero in sexy department, 90% in the hella-scary-looking department, and 1000%+ in the usefulness department.

        Hmm.. Not strictly a cat person, but has claws and goes by the name of Rose Kolodny, or Steppin' Razor. My kinda woman though

      4. Kernel
        Coat

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        "The same people who believe having an ultra-strong, cat-brained mecha-cat-girl companion would be a "safe" companion are the same sort of people who also believe the "self-driving" feature of Tesla cars is "safe." who've never owned a cat."

        Fixed that for you.

        1. RAMChYLD
          Facepalm

          Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

          I'd like to believe it's more of on the other end of the spectrum. They've had too many cats that the toxoplasma gondii virus has gotten to their brains and rewired them...

          Source: https://healthland.time.com/2011/08/18/crazy-cat-love-caused-by-parasitic-infection/

        2. C R Mudgeon Bronze badge

          Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

          Both comparisons are equally valid.

    2. Christoph

      Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

      Creating sapient beings as pleasure toys? Did they never hear of the 13th Amendment to the US constitution?

      Paging C'Mell

      1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        Create them from cats and they wont be your toys, you will be theirs.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

        Just make the cat humans genetically want what you want.

    3. Bronk's Funeral

      Re: Beware the law of unintended consequences

      I came here to post something like 'wake me up when they're shipping Puma Sisters,' but you got there first. Ahhh, I miss *proper* catgirls, the ones that you get these days are a pale imitation.

    4. CRConrad

      And here I thought...

      By the way, you'd be much more likely to find catgirls in manga than graphic novels
      ...that manga are comi– um, “graphic novels”, only that they're Japanese co– eh, “graphic novels”.

      1. Dr. Ellen

        Re: And here I thought...

        I can't argue too strenuously against your point. Some distinguish between mysteries and science fiction - I'm one of them. Many fields are bedeviled by the lumper/splitter argument.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumpers_and_splitters

        I'm obvious a splitter, while you're a lumper. At their extreme, lumpers would take anything that tells a story in pictures, accompanied by words, as a graphic novel. I, on the other hand, distinguish between manga and manhwa, And even though I see Marvel and DC as fitting in the same bucket (much as they'd hate it) I would split off Archie and Disney.

        Now about that Bayeux Tapestry ...

  4. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    Wait, What? ...

    Since most computer intruders -- based on headlines I've seen of computer intruders who were caught -- are male, if these yabbos are gay, wouldn't they be demanding the creation of cat-men?

    1. Dostoevsky

      Re: Wait, What? ...

      How dare you assume there are just 2 genders! Everyone knows biology is a social construct! /s

    2. veti Silver badge

      Re: Wait, What? ...

      You're assuming they want the hybrids as sex objects.

      Maybe not. Maybe they just think catgirls would be cute. Maybe they haven't thought it through very far.

      1. cookieMonster Silver badge

        Re: Wait, What? ...

        Maybe they’re just fucking idiots?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Wait, What? ...

          Idiots anyway, sounds like they aren't getting much fucking.

          1. abend0c4

            Re: Wait, What? ...

            In the absence of genuine attraction, there's always static cling.

  5. Don Jefe

    UFOs Are Behind It All

    All the U.S. National Laboratories have been under sustained outside attacks since the launch of the Department of Defense’s AARO website in August.

    Conspiracy nutters are absolutely convinced that the National Laboratory system is sitting on all the UFO evidence in order to hoard all the technological advancements for themselves and/or maintain the secrecy of their relationship with extraterrestrials.

    It has become a big enough problem that the labs keep sending out organization wide messages about avoiding spear phishing attacks, reminding people to guard their electronic devices, and they’ve been changing emails in staff directories to reduce the amount of spam that specifically targeted individuals have been receiving.

    With the sheer volume of attacks they’ve been getting it was only a matter of time before the cat-people broke through. As everyone knows, the female cat people were wiped out by the Lizard People’s 5G broadcast attack in 2020. The remaining male cat-people population is lonely, so they’re desperate.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: UFOs Are Behind It All

      The obvious solution would be for the US to invent a vast number of oddly named and apparently redundant overlapping agencies to act as decoys for the conspiracy theorists - while keeping the real governing bodies secret.

      1. CRConrad

        Well, here's hoping...

        The obvious solution would be for the US to invent a vast number of oddly named and apparently redundant overlapping agencies to act as decoys for the conspiracy theorists - while keeping the real governing bodies secret.
        ... that that's exactly what they're doing.

        I mean, sure, who hasn't heard about the National Laboratories... But I thought they were all on the coasts. Who ever heard of the National Laboratory Idaho? Gotta be one of them decoys.

    2. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: UFOs Are Behind It All

      Unidentified Furry Objects?

    3. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      "the female cat people were wiped out by the Lizard People’s 5G broadcast attack in 2020"

      Not buying it. I've seen what cats do to lizards!

      1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

        Re: "the female cat people were wiped out by the Lizard People’s 5G broadcast attack in 2020"

        I've seen what cats do to lizards!

        We had a Siamese cat when I was younger [1] - the only prey she ever caught was a lizards tail.. She startled it while it was sunning itself on a nice warm spot (she probably wanted the warm spot too) and it dropped its tail.

        She was sooo proud.

        [1] She was the runt of the litter and the breeder sold her to us cheaply because "she probably won't live long". She died of cancer at 22 and, if not for the cancer, would probably have gone on a fair amount further. She was an atypical Siamese cat in that she barely had two braincells to rub together.. She grew up with the boxer dog we also got at much the same time and, when that dog went she stopped eating. So my parents got another boxer and she started eating again.

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    4. Jamie Jones Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: UFOs Are Behind It All

      Don Jefe is back!!!

  6. GoneFission

    >The creation of real cat-human female hybrids is a frequently posted meme in certain corners of the internet, but it's not the laboratory's specialty.

    Such a great line

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not Furries

    "We're willing to make a deal with INL. If they research creating IRL catgirls we will take down this post," the group said.

    They claim to be gay furries but want them to research catgirls. Also, the trope in furry circles is "make me my fursona". Also speaking as an actual gay furry hacker, our demands would be more along the lines of make Bowser real, pay me in 14 werewolf daddies, and get Tony the Tiger to return to open an account on BlueSky.

    Catgirls is much more likely a reference to the anime concept WHICH AREN'T EVEN FURRY! CAT EARS DON'T MAKE YOU FURRY! This is an anime nerd false flag!

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      "False Flag Anime Nerds"

      is my new band name!

    2. Helcat

      Re: Not Furries

      There's a few varieties of Furry: From the Anthropomorphic Animal to the hybrid human-animal. So cat ears on a human would be 'furry' to some. After all, Miqo'te do have a fan following. Flip side I seem to recall several Dr Who episodes from the newer series with Cat-Nuns and a Cat-taxi driver? So there's some inspiration, right there.

      However, the Puma sisters aren't biological cat-girls: They're androids (gynoids). So perhaps get a robotics / cybernetics lab to research developing cat-girl androids might be better if that's the aim.

    3. Dr. Ellen

      Re: Not Furries

      There are furry catgirls on Spontoon Island.

      http://spontoon.rootoon.com/SPwArt/Lono02.gif

  8. s. pam Silver badge
    Joke

    It's time for Spud...

    Old SNL skit about "It's time for Spud" beer comes to mind. Clearly all the crackers wanted was a place to microwave their potatoes!

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If you crossed a cat with a human

    You might get something which flaunts it's independence and self-reliance while ignoring the fact that it lives in an environment made comfortable by others. A libertarian in other words.

    1. Eclectic Man Silver badge

      Re: If you crossed a cat with a human

      Or a 'teenager', perhaps?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: If you crossed a cat with a human

        Yeah, but everyone grows out of being a teenager

        1. A. Coatsworth Silver badge
          Holmes

          Re: If you crossed a cat with a human

          ...for specific values of "everyone "

  10. Winkypop Silver badge

    Julie Newmar

    The ONLY cat woman!

    Purrrrr

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Julie Newmar

      Damnit!

      I've been in space too long!

      (See other story.)

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Totally not mental.

    Not at all.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cat-girls

    Funny this should come up, I was on iPlayer last night watching the last story of the `old' Doctor Who..a whole planet of cat people..and then of course the `new' Who story,New Earth..a whole hospital full of walking, talking felines !

    1. Helcat

      Re: Cat-girls

      Darn - Forgot Ace being transformed into a cat-girl with Silvester McCoy as the Doctor. Really need to go back and watch that one again.

      New Dr Who has a couple of episodes with the cat-people on Nu Earth - know they were in the story with the Face of Bo when he/it was dying. And with the drivers trapped underground. Really good effects in those ones.

  13. Tron Silver badge

    Cat girls have been around for ages.

    They are often sighted in Tokyo.

  14. TVU Silver badge

    US nuke reactor lab hit by 'gay furry hackers' demanding cat-human mutants

    The heck it is; it is just more Putin-supporting scumbag Russian hackers operating out of somewhere like Nizhny Novgorod or similar.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Too old

    Clearly I'm too old and too far behind the latest cultural developments - the article confused me, then the comments went completely over my head.

    1. FrogsAndChips Silver badge

      Re: Too old

      Colour me confused as well. I've come here to read instructive articles and enlightening comments, not some nonsense about hairy felines.

      I'm cancelling my subscription with immediate effect!

    2. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge

      Re: Too old

      the comments certainly put the readership in a new light for me ,

      and i learned a few things

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Too old

      Actually it's all been around since the dawn of t'internet, but you could be excused for not having wanted to peer into the Naked Stinkularity that was alt.*

      Those that did were not at all surprised by the subsequent evolution of "social media"...

  16. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Some people are just plain weird

    Still, at least with this lot they make themselves obvious, so are easily avoided.

  17. CorwinX

    I respect the aim but..

    I'm a fan of manga/anime/hentai and the catgirl theme is indeed very popular (the Japanese people generally love cats which makes them alright in my book).

    However while I love and respect girls, and love and respect my cat... I would suggest that combining the two would be, let's say suboptimal.

    Might as well nuke the planet from orbit and be done with it. ;-) ;-)

  18. IGnatius T Foobar !

    obv

    Clearly there was a Strategically Placed Hole in the lab's security perimeter.

  19. Conundrum1885

    I met a catgirl once.

    She was.. Furry nice.

    Gets coat.

    Actually did read somewhere that at least theoretically with the right amount of genetic tinkering it might be possible to modify a house cat to have a higher intelligence.

    Whether it would be possible to make it as smart as say a gorilla is unclear, then the limiting factor would be developmental.

    An average cat lives at most a handful of years, not enough time to learn anything useful even with optimal teaching methods.

    Perhaps a better option might be to write the genetic code from scratch, once the key to human level intelligence is known designing a body able to house a brain

    that can think and reason at human level but only be a third of the mass isn't ridiculous if you look at Homo floresiensis or one of the other archaics.

    There are a number of optimizations present in the human brain due to evolution but if starting from scratch might not be needed.

    1. CorwinX

      Re: I met a catgirl once.

      That's starting from the proposition that cats aren't already more intelligent than humans.

      I go out to work (my rear end off), spend some of that money on keeping my cat well fed, looked after, with a number of comfly places to sleep around my gaff and keep him safe from threats.

      If he wants feeding, I do his bidding on pain of a clawing.

      He can also come and go as he wants through an always semi-open window.

      So... which, between the two of us, is fundamentally the cleverer? And which of us is better equipped to survive?

      ;-)

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: I met a catgirl once.

        Dogs have masters,cats have servants

        1. Conundrum1885

          Re: I met a catgirl once.

          Staff, not servants.

          Got me thinking, an alien ecosystem might yield something that has superhuman intelligence but has a fraction of the body mass because alien biology.

          Could the infamous "Black-eyed children" be something this?

          What about the Grey aliens?

          I often wonder if the strange reports of elves, faerie folks or something like them may be ancient alien encounters.

          At least theoretically, something could be grown in a lab from cloned cells with a complex computer program running in a superconducting

          3-D reactive lattice with sub quantum limit features, potentially less than 10cm on a side but with a truly insane number of connections

          approaching that of a dozen human brains that can operate at a speed in the hundreds of GHz range if you measured on such a scale.

          Once you've got that sort of technology, any organic body would work.

          Grow the body around the "brain" so to speak, as the biological body matures the neural net becomes more complicated.

        2. Potemkine! Silver badge

          Re: I met a catgirl once.

          That tells a lot about the psyche of cats owners.

    2. Benegesserict Cumbersomberbatch Silver badge

      Re: I met a catgirl once.

      Cats often start from scratch.

    3. An_Old_Dog Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Genetic Tinkering Results

      Great ... do your genetic tinkering, and get a physically-more-powerful-than-humans, naturally armed (sharp teeth and claws) creature with human-level intelligence ... and a cat's morals (none).

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Genetic Tinkering Results

        Result- a hospital run by feline nuns with sharp claws and teeth ! Yes, I'm obsesed with this particular show, Roses comment `Oh my God, I'm a chav!' always cracked me up, along with 'its like being in a bouncy castle'

        1. Conundrum1885

          Re: Genetic Tinkering Results

          Laughs in "Weeping Angels"

          Those "Catgirls" aka the Sisters of Plenitude gave folks nightmares, apparently.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: intelligence

      Supposedly there is an optimum level of intelligence for a companion animal: too little and they are no fun, might as well be plants; too much and you spend most of your time clearing up when they have worked out a new way of evading your ideas of reasonable behaviour. (Or from the other point of view, failed to meet their needs.)

      There is a theory that domestic animals are already "optimised" with reduced intelligence compared to non-domesticated equivalents, perhaps because some survival behaviours aren't needed in a more controlled environment. (The same suggestion has been made about human evolution too.)

      As for rewriting the genetics, at the current state of knowledge you'd be better doing it Nature's way with "monkeys and typewriters", Belyayev has given an example.

    5. CRConrad

      Re: I met a catgirl once.

      An average cat lives at most a handful of years
      For values of “a handful” closer to about four handfuls, AFAIK.

    6. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Re: I met a catgirl once.

      My read on several "Star Trek" stories is that increasing human intelligence or abilities artificially, typically creates people who are not good to have around in-universe. Gary Mitchell. Ricardo Montalban. Reg Barclay. Is that successful advancement has to come by natural and/or gradual development, and even then, a society can destroy itself. On this principle, uplifted animal people would tend not to be happy people, as well.

      In Harry Harrison's quite light-hearted story, "The Man From P.I.G.", a space migrant pig farmer has just a few animals with him, and one of the pigs was genetically altered to have higher intelligence - for a pig - and is mentally unstable. Of course, a story is not evidence that there is a problem. It is an instance of the writer thinking that there is.

  20. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    " promised to emit more information"

    very subtle gag there , well done

  21. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    Couldn't they just identify as cats? The myth that some school pupils do so is so widespread that it has its own Wikipedia page, not to mention regular outings in the comments section of the Daily Mail, so perhaps it;s time someone actually did it?

  22. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

    While I find ...

    ... this sort of hacking reprehensible, please put me on the list for one of those cat girls.

    1. Conundrum1885

      Re: While I find ...

      Be careful what you wish for.

      An actual "Catgirl" would be a nightmare. You thought regular cats were bad, now imagine something human sized but with

      claws and teeth that would thoroughly ruin your day not to mention the quantity of hair you'd be picking up on a daily basis.

      It would be like having a puma in the house, with a bad attitude and ninja like reflexes.

      Not something you'd want to get on the wrong side of.

      Don't even get me started on "That time of the month".. dial the claws and teeth up to 11.

    2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Don't.

      It's morally equivalent to owning a sentient ape-slave from the "Planet of the Apes" sequel / prequels - if I got the originals straight, chimpanzee refugees from the Planet come to Earth and become the new Untouchable caste. In the remake, intelligent apes are created on Earth scientifically. Both times, it's judged that these beings have human feelings - more or less so, because they aren't human - but they don't get any kind of human rights.

      I gather that starting in the original French novel in 1963, the "Planet of the Apes" gives gorillas, chimpanzees, and orang-utans specific roles in society, which is troublingly racial. It may or may not also be their class system. Wild humans survive; this planet's humans had made the apes intelligent and put them to work, which made it either practically or biologically unnecessary for humans to be intelligent as well. The apes rebelled and expelled the unintelligent humans from cities. Humans are not considered to be useful workers, although an ape experiment in space flight uses humans in a space capsule for a safety trial launch.

      I'm uncomfortable with dominant-submissive relationships between humans, but if it's what people want to do, I may not have a right to criticise. But to create a creature designed only to be dominated is a step further. Of course, our existing relationships with animals can be troubling to look at; as our "companions", and as what Peter Davison was in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

  23. John Savard

    Hacktivists?

    A laboratory working with radiation can create mutations, but only random ones.

    If they really wanted cat-girls, they'd ask somebody who was working with CRISPR.

    So I think they should be described simply as pranksters. Although that's also not quite appropriate, given the amount of damage hacking does.

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